Energy Industry

Recognizing Innovation and Resiliency in North Texas Energy

D CEO launches third annual Oil & Gas Awards, honoring leaders in upstream, midstream, services, and finance sectors.

Over the years, resilience and innovation have helped the energy industry in Texas emerge from disruptive market cycles with renewed strength. D CEO’s third annual Oil & Gas Awards will honor leaders who continue to make notable contributions, even in turbulent times.

Past honorees include Trevor Rees-Jones of Chief Oil & Gas, Joseph Wm. Foran of Matador Resources, Kelcy Warren of Energy Transfer, and Doug Dormer of Cardinal Midstream. Here is a photo recap of the 2019 event.

The awards are presented in partnership with a host of energy research institutes and professional associations from across the region: American Association of Professional Landmen, the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Dallas Young Professionals in Energy, the Energy Management Program at UTD, Financial Executives International, Maguire Energy Institute at SMU, the North Texas Commission, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, TCU Energy Institute, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, The Institute of Petroleum Accounting at UNT, TXCPA Dallas, TXCPA Fort Worth, TXCPA Permian Basin, TXCPA Wichita Falls, TXCPA South Plains, Texas Oil and Gas Association, and the Women’s Energy Network.

The energy industry is particularly emblematic of the can-do spirit that has made Dallas-Fort Worth one of the most powerful economic engines in the country. “Grit has defined us as a state, and grit has defined the oil and gas industry,” said Willie Hornberger, partner with founding sponsor Jackson Walker. “These awards give us the chance to recognize the resilience that will get us through this and make us stronger on the other side.”

Nominations for 2020 are due July 10. The program will honor executives in upstream, midstream, and energy services & technology sectors, as well as regulator of the year, private equity firm of the year, M&A or restructuring deal of the year, and the financing or capital deal of the year. Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement awards also will be presented.

Winners and finalists will be featured in the November issue of D CEO magazine and recognized at a private awards event this fall. For more information, click here.

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